Let's be honest with ourselves. As far as our list of celebrity crushes goes, Michael B. Jordan is certainly up there. We would certainly be lying if we said we'd never wished to trade places with Lori Harvey, that's for sure... But outside of being one of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs and reportedly one of the nicest guys on the planet (no surprise there), Jordan continues to make moves. His latest project is one that many consider to be well overdue – with Michael B. Jordan diving back into the realm of superhero chaos to bring us his own Black Superman project for HBO Max.
Yes, that's right. Jordan is abandoning the Marvel Universe and heading over to DC for the upcoming series. The actor and his production company, Outlier Society, have been developing their own Black Superman project that centres on the Val-Zod incarnation of the character. For those who aren't familiar with who Val-Zod is and have been drawn in by the Michael B. Jordan headline; the character is one of two Superman's who exist in the DC multiverse. Confusing, we know.
There were initially questions about whether the project would take form as a film or a series; with confirmation now that Jordan's take on the classic comic will be a limited series for now. Rumour has it that the production company have already hired a writer who is currently working on the script, though there's no word on who this might be for now. And although we will continue to pray everyday, there's still no confirmation on whether Michael B. Jordan will star as Black Superman; just that he will definitely be producing.
Prior to this announcement with HBO Max, there was recently much confusion about whether Jordan would be starring in J.J. Abrams' and his company Bad Robot's production of a Black Superman movie for Warner Bros; which is expected to follow the Kal-El/Clark Kent version of the character. The actor shut down the rumours fairly quickly, stating; "I’m flattered that people have me in that conversation. It’s definitely a compliment, but I’m just watching on this one.”
And now, we finally know why. Stay tuned for more details to come on Michael B. Jordan and the upcoming Black Superman series.